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Stunning Anamorphic Artworks That Can Only Be Seen With A Mirror Cylinder

A year ago, we wrote about Jonty Hurwitz and his amazing anamorphic art that can only be seen in the reflection of a mirrored cylinder. Although the technique was created in the late Renaissance (16th century), artist like Jonty and István Orosz made it popular again.

What’s interesting about these anamorphic pieces is that most of them look like rubbish without a mirror cylinder. Some of them are so distorted that you can only guess at what the reflected image will reveal. You could probably even use this technique to pass a message on to a fellow secret agent.

Hurwitz says he creates his art by scanning a three-dimensional object and then using special software to come up with new physical forms, but each artist has their own technique.

1. by István Orosz
2.Vera Bugatti
3. by Jonty Hurwitz
4.5.6. by István Orosz
7. by imgur
8. by Awtar Singh Virdi
9. by William Kentridge
10. by István Orosz

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Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info










"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.


James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

Separated from the town, agriculture becomes industrialized and a profit-making enterprise. In the name of efficiency and cost cutting, industrialized agriculture becomes large scale, and instead of cultivating a diversity of crops to meet local needs, it cultivates a single crop that it can put on the market. That is, it prefers - and in the name of competition even demands - a monoculture. But monocultures (as opposed to crop diversity) are less resistant to insect infestations: all it takes is one bug to destroy a whole field. So agricultural capitalists use chemicals to ward off pests. And monocultures (as opposed to crop rotation) degrades and erodes soil, so agricultural capitalists introduce more chemicals to replenish it: fertilizers. And since the crops are raised far from where people will consume them as food, agricultural capitalists have to ship them over long distances, then store them. To keep them from deteriorating, still another set of chemicals is introduced: chemical preservatives. And if the food does deteriorate over time, still more chemicals can restore their appearance: food colorings.

Here Bookchin’s critique of the use of chemicals in food converged with his urban critique: the use of pesticides, fertilizers, preservatives, and coloring agents could all be traced back to a specific pattern of settlement. “As long as cities are separated from the countryside,” he wrote, food “will necessarily include deleterious chemicals to meet problems of storage, transportation, and mass manufacture - not to mention profit.” Moreover, as Bookchin had documented in 1952, these chemicals were carcinogenic in humans. The separation of town and country was turning out to be harmful to human survival.

Janet Biehl, Mumford Gutkind Bookchin: The Emergence of Eco-Decentralism p. 21-22  (via fyeahmurraybookchin)
It’s physically impossible for a woman to reach an orgasm without a man. No, don’t look at me like that - it’s a fact of biology! This explains why women don’t masturbate the way men do, and why lesbian relationships don’t last. Look it up.

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What type of lie?! Some of the best orgasms of my life have been reached by my damn self! 

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The bolded is mine!

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The bolded is the damned truth and this man-child must be absolute HAUTE G’BAHGE in bed and guilty of “false advertising” YA DIG? 

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The first orgasm I had from someone else (that I didn’t give myself while jerking off alone because every time I’d try to finish myself off with previous partners they’d do something to stop it) was from Captain. That’s 6 years of orgasms I gave to myself before anyone else could manage to give me one.

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Let’s talk about the contrasting stereotypes, though. I mean, according to this beef pillow, lesbian relationships don’t last. But according to every other stereotype of lesbians I know “the second date is renting a U-Haul” because it is widely believed that when lesbians start a relationship, they go in for the long run. 

Now, as a lesbian, I know a lot of lesbians. And yeah, lesbian couples do have their breakups, but its about at the same rate as heterosexual couples. Some common reasons for breakups? “We’ve been together for five years and she’s still not out to her family.” “She became a different person.” “She didn’t pay rent or utilities.” “She cheated on me with another woman.”

In no context does that involve a single man, not in my experience. Ever. Even in couples where one of the women is bi or pansexual, it is rarely because of a man. The idea that bisexuals-pansexuals are more likely to cheat because they have more options is a myth perpetuated by people both within and without the LGBTQ+ community to ostracize them as what amounts to ‘secret agents’ of the other side. 

Speaking from my experience personally, I have seen more women become frustrated with their heterosexual relationships and seek out women because they are not sexually compatible with their boyfriend. 

Not to mention that a relationship is more than just sexual compatibility. A purely sexual relationship can last, but the majority of the human population need more than just passion. A relationship can be someone that you depend on emotionally and financially, or someone who shares enough interests with you that you ‘click.’ Relationships can even be completely non-sexual in nature and still be long-lasting. A friend of mine from college never saw herself marrying or having children. She saw herself growing old with a friend, playing pokemon in pillow forts for the rest of her life. 

And that is just fucking beautiful. 

As for why women don’t masturbate the way men do, did you ever think that its because the majority of our culture shames women for doing so? Young boys are told that its natural for them to jerk off and that if they do so they should do it in private. Some girls don’t learn how to, or even that they CAN, masturbate until they reach college age. Boys are taught that losing their virginity is a rite of passage, that you’re a loser if you don’t do it. Girls are taught that their virginity is a pearl or a lock or a coin or some other shiny object that will get dirty if anyone touches it, even themselves. So do you think, you arrogant acorn, that perhaps the reason why women on average don’t masturbate 8 times a day is societal and not biological?

This simple quote is repeated by thousands of people who think that its true because it seems to fit nicely in their own personal bias and justifies it with ‘science’. But let’s look at how damaging this train of thought can actually be. Not only is it trivializing sapphic love, but implying that bi/pansexuals are just confused or that its a phase, completely erasing the non-sexual aspects of a relationship and therefore damaging to romantic asexuals, and further stigmatizing female masturbation because it is believed that we ‘can’t.’

And given that it is all centered some bullshit biology that sex is the binding glue in a relationship, he just implied that heterosexual relationships are solely about copulation. 

You just



So do yourself a favor, you impotent worm, and when it comes to matters of women, take the back seat and let us do the driving because you don’t know where you’re going. 

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Unfortunately, the micro-aggression of street harassment takes a different kind of detox than, say, free radicals. The repetitive trauma of being out in the world as a person who isn’t considered to be an actual person (i.e.: women, people of color, queers, folks with disabilities, poor folks, fat folks, etc.) works its way into muscles (tense shoulders, stiffened backs, tightened jaws) and patterns of being (taking different routes home, constantly checking surroundings, etc). Studies have linked the trauma of walking around in the world as a sexualized body to that of combat PTSD faced by soldiers returning from action. Flawed though it may be, the United States has a system for aiding those in the military who suffer from PTSD, but currently has no institutional strata for sufferers of sexualized violence, which street harassment falls under. Fighting back isn’t always a safe option, nor an option for everyone, so the often radical-seeming idea of self-care is what is currently available to us.
Our Streets, Our Selves: Tips for Post-Harassment Self-Care | Autostraddle (via becauseiamawoman)

Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else







Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.


i will always reblog this because people always want to say “what gatekeepers?” “who is doing this racist stuff?” “why would you say that MOC and Women are discriminated against?” well lets think about it….. here is an excellent example. People reaching out on their own attempting to gain perspective/guidance/mentors because hey, bootstraps and shit, and they are largely ignored if they are not white males. Actual educators in the field who are molding and shaping the minds of the youth, who have invaluable information and expertise on the subject they teach, who are the gatekeepers to this information ONLY share it with white males. People would like to relegate racism to murder and brutality… but this is another type of violence. This is perpetuating a cycle of poverty by withholding the literal wealth of knowledge as well as withholding the benefits of a well built network. Do you know how invaluable having a mentor is for many MOC and WOC? a hell of a lot of us are first generation college students. I maneuvered the education system completely blind, stumbling into whatever. It took A LOT of getting things wrong to get it right. Can you imagine if I had a connection with a college professor to help guide you through the process? Give you insight on the field you are studying? How important that connection is? How important it is to know who they - as valued experts in their field - know? Now. When you exclude women and men of color from that experience, from that potentially life altering relationship then you are slanting the odds against us because of our gender/skin color. That is violence. You are limiting my prospective wealth. You are limiting my prospective growth. All in favor of white men.


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